'Lemon Girl' Summer Is Here - How To Style Your Favorite Yellow Shades For 2023

You might have heard of the viral tomato girl aesthetic, but have you heard about the lemon girl aesthetic? While some may hear "lemon girl" and think it means wearing head-to-toe yellow, that's not the case (although you definitely can wear all yellow if you want to). Even though wearing bright shades of yellow is absolutely a primary component of this aesthetic, the key thing to focus on is playing around with fashion and beauty choices that are exciting, refreshing, and summery, like wearing fruit-shaped jewelry or a citrusy perfume. 

In many ways, this aesthetic is the fashion counterpoint to quiet luxury, which has become increasingly popular. With some getting bored with wearing toned-down basics and full neutral outfits, the lemon girl aesthetic is a bold breath of fresh air. If you already find yourself playing around with bright yellows or even other citrusy hues like lime green or orange, you might be a lemon girl without even realizing it. 

From classy yellow dresses to cute yellow purses or even T-shirts with lemon prints, there are tons of ways to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe. One great way to try it out is to sport some yellow sunglasses, whether the frames, lenses, or both are yellow. Not only might you feel more optimistic looking at the world through sunshine-colored glasses, but some yellow shades will make many of your summer outfits truly pop, too.

Square black frames

A pair of square black frames with yellow lenses is a simple way to try the lemon girl trend. This shape of glasses offers a lot of versatility and can go with almost any outfit. Black frames are a great option for those who want to wear yellow glasses but are concerned about them clashing with their outfits or other accessories.

Aviator glasses

Aviator glasses have been in for a while now, and it's highly unlikely they'll be going anywhere anytime soon. With their retro vibe, they can elevate a basic summer outfit or take your vintage look to the next level. Styling them with a bucket hat can look ultra-trendy, and when paired with modern basics like a sleek fitted bodysuit or a tailored pair of pants, they can create some incredibly chic contrast.

Oval frames

Having been popular in the aughts, small round, or oval, sunglasses are a vintage staple that is coming back. This is a style of sunglasses that you can have a lot of fun with, especially when it comes to the color of your lenses. They can look great with casual outfits or they can be easily paired with a neon-bright bikini at the beach.

Diamond-shaped frames

If you want to play around with both interesting colors and shapes, then some diamond-shaped frames might be just right for you. With some softly curving corners, these frames add interest without being over the top. If you want to try out yet another trend, opting for some reflective lenses can make your sunglasses stand out.

Cat-eye wire frames

A retro style will always bring extra glamour to your look, and some cat-eye sunglass frames are no exception. The fact that they're an adorable shade of lemon-yellow can help lighten up your look and create contrast with the inherent drama of the cat-eye shape. Also, wireframes in this shape can be more toned-down for those who like a little retro flair but still want to look modern overall.

Over-sized aviators

Some basic aviators may be an obvious go-to for making your outfit more interesting, but if you really want to take it up a notch, oversized aviators are the way to go. Not only can they give your eyes more coverage, but they can bring some major fun to any summer outfit you toss on, especially if you pair them with an extra dose of yellow.

Rectangular yellow frames

Another way to try the lemon girl trend is to wear bright rectangular yellow frames. This is a nice option for those who want to express their lemon girl selves but would prefer dark lenses over yellow ones. Chunky yellow frames can look both sophisticated and playful as well as being modern, artsy, and chic.

Heart-shaped glasses

There's something about the color yellow that exudes playfulness, so why not play with the shape of your frames, too? Some large, heart-shaped frames can dial up the cuteness and allow you to really express yourself. You also have a lot of options when it comes to the outfits you pair them with. Do you want to look flirty and feminine? A flowy sundress is the answer. Do you want to create some intriguing contrast? Try an all-black outfit.

Tortoiseshell frames

Tortoiseshell glasses can add instant class to any outfit you wear, and some yellow lenses can coordinate well with a tortoiseshell pattern, too. Just like black, tortoiseshell can go with basically anything and will help you look put-together no matter what style or shape the frames of your sunglasses are.

Y2K-style frames

If you want to take a trip back in time while also looking like a lemon girl, bright yellow Y2K-style frames can be a good accessory choice. For anyone who is familiar with popular accessories from the aughts, big, rounded eyeglasses should be a familiar throwback look.

Sunshine-colored lenses

If you really like the idea of being a lemon girl but don't want to be too bold or over the top about it, some pale, sunshine-colored lenses can be a great choice. Not only are they delightful to look at and look through, but they can be easier to pair with a wider range of outfits than sunglasses that are more boldly colored.

Silver rims

A pair of round silver rims are super on trend and can add vintage fun to your look. If you already have a vintage-inspired style, then they'll fit right in with your vibe. However, they can make a great addition to laid-back outfits, too. Tossing them on with your hoodie and jeans can elevate a relaxed outfit in a way that is truly effortless.

Plastic cat-eye frames

Some big, timeless cat-eye sunglasses can be an adorable choice for those who want to make a statement or put a glamorous spin on their overall look. Not only are they super feminine, but they bring an element of playfulness to your outfit, as well. For those that like a 1950s or rockabilly-inspired style, these are an obvious choice

Glasses with a chain

Glasses chains are not just for librarians or grandmas. They can be cute, colorful, and tons of fun for everyone else, too. Not only that, but you have so many options when it comes to the kind of chain you pair with your lemon girl sunglasses. You can choose a chain that's also colorful, or you can opt for something more subtle. Either way, adding glasses chains to your look can be a great way to showcase your personality through your accessories.